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  1. NBA to players and refs: Watch out for heads

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA distributed a video starring Vice President of Referee Operations Joe Borgia discussing the league's "points of emphasis" for the 2014 playoffs. Things get pretty serious at about 13 minutes in, when Borgia says "we noticed this season th...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  2. Go big?

    Henry Abbott

    NBA executives Rod Thorn and Kiki Vandeweghe discuss the idea of enlarging the court....

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  3. The 4-point play

    Henry Abbott

    Is a 4-pointer in the NBA too crazy to consider? Rod Thorn and Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's president and vice president of basketball operations, respectively, see the appeal of the very long ball....

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  4. NBA execs: Tanking 'definitely a strategy'

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA's president of basketball operations, Rod Thorn, acknowledges that losing games in the name of better draft picks -- commonly known as "tanking" -- is "definitely a strategy" for front offices. "I don't look at it as tanking," Thorn told ...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  5. Bring on the 4-pointers

    Henry Abbott

    Tom Haberstroh has a HoopIdea for incoming NBA commissioner Adam Silver....

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  6. Too many games hurt NBA's regular season

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA is winning. It's already a "global money machine," according to Forbes, and new TV deals will only make that sweeter. Not to mention, it's fun! The NBA's young players include an embarrassment of promise -- not just "plenty years left" sta...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  7. Stan Van Gundy's HoopIdea to fix tanking

    Henry Abbott

    Tanking is a real problem in the NBA, even if the 76ers can beat the Heat once in a while. The issue was never, to our knowledge, that players weren't playing hard. Nor, generally, is the concern that coaches -- whose salaries tend to hinge on win...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  8. Jared Dudley: Why would you not tank?

    Henry Abbott

    Clipper Jared Dudley was on SiriusXM's Mad Dog Sports Radio with Adam Schein talking about tanking. The conversation kicked off with a discussion of a current GM's recent admission to ESPN the Magazine that he and his owner planned to tank. Some o...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  9. On behalf of skywalkers

    Henry Abbott

    But for the fact that it happened in preseason, this play is about as awesome as NBA basketball gets. Hats off to you, Mr. Glen Rice Jr. This unplanned, acrobatic, final-second, putback, game-extending psychoslam? This is precisely what people buy...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  10. Is the game over?

    Henry Abbott

    The New York Times is a heavy-hitting paper, and a good chunk of its heaviest hitting comes in the Sunday Review section. It's not often about sports, but this past Sunday's cover is dominated by an enormous Rebecca Mock illustration of a baseball pl...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  11. Tank Week reflections

    Henry Abbott

    This week, HoopIdea has been going hard on tanking. There's a reason for that. We expect the upcoming season to be tremendous, with a fine collection of contenders spread across two conferences, a pipeline of emerging and returning stars, and a leagu...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  12. Tanking pollutes competition

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Competitors doing everything they can to win make sports great. It's a wonderful time for the NBA, with young stars all over the league, an impressive collection of contenders and fascinating storylines from coast to coast....

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  13. Wanted: Real leadership on doping

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesMLB players such as Paul Konerko called for tough testing a decade before baseball got serious.Doping is all over the sports section these days, which must be a little depressing for sports fans hoping that this was behind...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  14. Clean athletes for tough tests

    Henry Abbott

    Andy Lyons/Getty Images U.S. sprinters face far more sophisticated testing than NBA players. Not long after track and field implemented a new kind of testing, three sprinters, including top American Tyson Gay, have failed tests for performance enha...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  15. Sneaky tanking: Position switch

    Henry Abbott

    Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty Images Why would a smart team ask the best shooting guard in college to play point guard in the NBA? Victor Oladipo, the point guard. The Magic have been talking about trying that, starting in summer league. He was ...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  16. Rick Carlisle's vision for basketball

    Henry Abbott

    The Mavericks coach is the president of the coach's association and a key member of the NBA's competition committee, which is meeting in San Antonio to discuss ways the game could be better. What does he think about some HoopIdeas?...

    Blog | June 12, 2013